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CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS-ORDINARY EXPENSES. $1. Appropriates $2.311.250.00 for the: $ 3. Low drawn.

year beginning July 1, 1907. $ 2. Appropriates $2,488,750.00 for year beginning July 1, 1908.

(SENATE BILL No. 107. APPROVED MAY 20, 1907.) An Act making an appropriation for the ordinary and other expenses

of the State charitable institutions herein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and is hereby appropriated for the purpose of defraying the ordinary expenses of the State institutions named in this Act, for the year beginning July 1, 1907, the sum of $2,311,250.00, payable quarterly in advance, and the said apropriations shall be apportioned among the institutions as follows:

To the Northern Hospital for the Insane, Elgin...... ........$185,000.00 Eastern Hospital for the Insane, Kankakee......

379,7 50.00 Central Hospital for the Insane, Jacksonville.....

205,000.00 Southern Hospital for the Insane, Anna........

175,000.00 Western Hospital for the Insane, Watertown...... 175.000.00 Asylum for the Incurable Insane, South Bartonville...... 270,000.00 Asylum for Insane Criminals, Menard.....

40,000.00 Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville.......

125,000.00 Institution for the Education of the Blind, Jacksonville... 47,000.00 Asylum for Feeble-Minded Children, Lincoln....... 200.000.00 Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Quincy.............. 205,000.00 Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Normal.'......

67,500.00 Soldiers' Widows' Home, Wilmington.......

20,000.00 I11. Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago..

44,000.00 Training School for Girls, Geneva.............

65,000.00 St. Charles Home for Boys, St. Charles..........

80,000.00 Ill. Industrial Home for the Blind, Chicago....... .... 28,000.00

Total

................$2,311,250.00 $2. For the purpose of defraying the ordinary expenses of the State institutions named in this Act for the year beginning July 1, 1908, the sum of $2,488,750.00 is appropriated, payable quarterly in advance, and the said appropriation shall be apportioned among the institutions as follows, until the expiration of the first fiscal quarter after the adjournment of the next General Assembly:

TO THE Northern Hospital for the Insane, Elgin................$185,000.00 Eastern Hospital for the Insane, Kankakee......

379,750.00 Central Hospital for the Insane, Jacksonville. ...

205,000.00 Southern Hospital for the Insane, Anna.......

175,000.00 Western Hospital for the Insane, Watertown..... .. 175,000.00 Asylum for the Incurable Insane, S. Bartonville......... 405,000.00 Asylum for Insane Criminals, Menard.......

.... 40,000.00

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Illinois School for the Deaf, Jacksonville...... ........$125,000.00 Institution for the Education for the Blind, Jacksonville... 47,000.00 Asylum for Feeble-Minded, Lincoln.....

200,000.00 Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Quincy.......

210,000.00 Soldiers' Orphans' Home, Normal.............

67,500.00 Soldiers' Widows, Home, Wilmington.....

22,500.00 III. Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary, Chicago.

44,000.00 State Training School for Girls, Geneva........

80,000.00 St. Charles Home for Boys, St. Charles..

100,000.00 Illinois Industrial Home for the Blind, Chicago.......... 28,000.00

Total ......................

.........$2,488,750.00 § 3. All moneys herein appropriated shall be due and payable to the trustees of the several institutions named, or to their order, only on the terms and in the manner provided in the 19th section of an act entitled “An Act to regulate the State charitable institutions and the State Reform School, and to improve their organization and increase their efficiency.”

APPROVED May 20, 1907.

CHARITABLE INSTITUTIONS-SOLDIERS AND SAILORS' HOME. $' 1. Trustees authorized to sell and con- 1 $ 3. Appri priates $5,000—how drawn.

vey certain described real estate. § 2. Purchase of certain described real estate.

(HOUSE BILL No. 540. APPROVED MAY 25, 1907.) An Act to authorize the trustees of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home

at Quincy to sell certain real estate and to purchase certain other real estate and making an appropriation for such purchase.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the trustees of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Quincy be, and they are hereby, authorized to sell and convey the following described real estate belonging to said institution, to-wit: A part of the southeast quarter of section twentysix (26) in township one (1) south, range nine (9) west of the fourth principal meridian in Adams County, State of Illinois, bounded and described as follows, to-wit: Commencing three hundred (300) feet east and thirty-three (33) feet north of the southwest corner of said southeast quarter of section twenty-six (26), thence running east two hundred forty-six (246) feet and six (6) inches, thence north one hundred ninety-eight (198) feet, thence west two hundred forty-six (246) feet and six (6) inches, and thence south one hundred ninety-eight (198) feet to place of beginning. Also a tract in said southeast quarter of said section twenty-six (26) bounded and described as follows: Commencing at a point six hundred eighty-six and one-half (68612) feet east and thirty-three (33) feet north of the southwest corner of said southeast quarter of said section twenty-six (26), thence running east

sixty-six (66) feet, thence north one hundred ninety-eight (198) feet, thence west sixty-six (66) feet and thence south one hundred ninetyeight (198) feet to the place of beginning.

§ 2. That said trustees are hereby authorized to purchase and take a good and sufficient conveyance thereof to the State for the purposes of said Home in fee simple the following described premises and real estate, to-wit: The south half (12) of lots one (1), two (2) and three (3) in Wilpers subdivision of ten and sixteen hundredths (10.16) acres off of the north end of the east half (1/2) of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section twenty-six (26) and five and eight hundredths (5.08) acres off of the north end of the east half (12) of the west half (12) of the southeast quarter of the southwest quarter of said section twenty-six (26), in township one (1) south, range nine (9) west of the fourth principal meridian in the county of Adams and State of Illinois, according to a plat of said subdivision recorded in Book One (1) of Plats, at page eighty-three (83) in the recorder's office of said Adams county: Provided, that said trustees shall be able to purchase said premises and real estate at a price which shall be deemed by them fair and reasonable.

§ 3. The sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) is hereby appropriated for the purchase of and payment for said premises and real estate last aforesaid and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized and directed to draw his warrant on the Treasurer for the amount hereby appropriated, or so much thereof as may be necessary to purchase and pay for said premises and real estate upon the order of the chairman of the board of trustees of said Soldiers' and Sailors' Home.

APPROVED May 25, 1907.

DAIRYMEN'S ASSOCIATION. f 1. Appropriates $2,500 per annum. 1 & 2. How drawa,

(House Bill No. 442. APPROVED JUNE 4, 1907.) An Act making an appropriation for the Illinois Dairymen's Associa

tion.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars per annum for the years 1907 and 1908 be, and the same is hereby appropriated to the said Illinois Dairymen's Association in compiling, publishing and distributing its reports, and other necessary expenses.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized to draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for the sum in this act specified, on bills of particulars certified to by the officials of said association to the order of the president of said association, and the State Treasurer shall pay the same out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated.

APPROVED June 4, 1907.

DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE. § 1. Appropriates $ 200.000 as balance of $ 2. How drawo. amount authorized.

.'" $ 3. Emergency. (SENATE Bill No. 325. APPROVED April 26, 1907.) An Act making an appropriation for the construction of the building

for the use of the Department of Justice.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there is hereby appropriated the sum of two hundred thousand dollars for the construction of the building now in the course of erection for the use of the Department of Justice of the State of Illinois, being the balance not heretofore appropriated of the amount authorized to be expended in securing a site and constructing said building.

§ 2. The Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby directed and empowered to pay out upon vouchers signed by a majority of the commission having charge of the construction of said building, all or any part of the sum appropriated by this Act.

$ 3. WHEREAS, Said building is now being constructed and the sum hereby appropriated is required for immediate use, therefore an emergency exists, and this Act shall take effect and be in force from and after the date of its passage and approval.

APPROVED April 26, 1907.

EDUCATIONAL COMMISSION. f 1. Commission created.

$ 4. Duties-report. § 2. Appointment of commission-chair- | $ 5. Printing. man.

į $ 6. Expenses-compensation of secre

tary. $ 3. Meetings_secretary - quorum-pro. 187. Appropriates $10,000-how drawn. ceedings,

(HOUSE BILL No. 742. APPROVED MAY 25, 1907.) An Act to create an educational commission, to define its powers and

duties, and to make an appropriation therefor.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That a commission of seven members be and is hereby created, to be known as the Educational Commission, to be constituted and appointed as hereinafter provided.

§ 2. Upon the passage and approval of this act, the Governor shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint six persons representing the various phases of educational work within the State, who, together with the Superintendent of Public Instruction, shall constitute the commission. The Superintendent of Public Instruction shall be ex officio chairman of the commission. All va . cancies that may occur by resignation or otherwise, shall be filled by the Governor.

8 3. The commission shall meet at the call of the chairman and elect a secretary, and shall cause a record to be made and kept of all its proceedings. Four members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

§ 4. It shall be the duty of the educational commission to make a thorough investigation of the common school system of Illinois, and the laws under which it is organized and operated; to make a comparative study of such other school systems as may seem advisable, and to submit to the Forty-sixth General Assembly, a report including such suggestions, recommendations, revisions, additions, corrections and amendments, as the commission shall deem necessary.

§ 5. The public printer is hereby authorized and directed to do all printing necessary for the educational commission.

§ 6. The members of the commission shall receive only their actual personal and traveling expenses, to be paid upon the presentation of itemized statements of such accounts, verified by affidavits, and approved by the Governor: Provided, however, that the secretary may receive fair compensation for the time actually spent in the work of the commission, such compensation to be determined by the commission and approved by the Governor.

$ 7. The sum of ten thousand (10,000) dollars is hereby appropriated for postage, stationery, clerical and expert service, incidental and traveling expenses of the commission, and the Auditor of Public Accounts is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the foregoing amount or any part thereof, on the order of the educational commission signed by its chairman, attested by its secretary and approved by the Governor.

APPROVED May 25, 1907.

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS-ORDINARY EXPENSES.

§ 1. Appropriates $302,500 for the year $ 3. Appropriates interest on colage and beginning July 1, 1907.

seminary fund. 2. Appropriates $302,500 for the year $ 4. How drawn. beginning July 1, 1908.

(House Bill No. 855. APPROVED MAY 27, 1907.) An Act making appropriations for the ordinary expenses of the State

educational institutions herein named.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That there be and is hereby appropriated for the purpose of defraying ordinary expenses of the State institutions named in this act, for the year beginning July 1, 1907, the sum of $302,500.00, payable quarterly in advance and that the said appropriations shall be apportioned between the said institutions as follows:

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